toxemia

Definitions:

  • A condition in which the blood contains toxins produced by body cells at a local source of infection or derived from the growth of microorganisms.
  • The presence of a toxic substance or substances in the blood; septicemia; blood-poisoning.
  • <xref>Blood poisoning</xref>; <xref>adverse</xref> reaction to <xref>toxic</xref> <xref>byproducts</xref> of <xref>systemic</xref> <xref>infection</xref>.
  • blood poisoning caused by bacterial toxic substances in the blood
  • an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine
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